Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Status - Key Documents - Public Briefing - Tabled Papers - Report - Contact

On 16 October 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 to the Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms  of Reference by 11 February 2020.

On Wednesday 27 November 2019 the Assembly dissolved the Economic Policy and Social Policy Scrutiny Committees and established the Legislation Scrutiny Committee and referred outstanding Bill inquiries to the new Committee.

The Committee encourages all interested people to provide their comments and feedback on the Bill.

The Committee is to inquire into and report on:
a) whether the Assembly should pass the Bill;
b) whether the Assembly should amend the Bill;
c) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals; and
d) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the institution of Parliament.

Submissions should be sent to by close of business Wednesday, 13 November 2019.


Report Tabled

Key Documents

Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Administration and Probate Act 1969
Electronic Transactions (Northern Territory) Act 2000
Local Court Act 2015
Supreme Court Act 1979
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Public Briefing

Public Briefing Schedule - 29 October 2019
Public Briefing Transcript - 29 October 2019

Tabled Papers

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Answer to Question on Notice - 7 November 2019


Inquiry into the Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 - 2 December 2019
Associated Minutes of Proceedings


Dr Jennifer Buckley 
Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1501
Email: Contact

Last updated: 02 Dec 2019